Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians :

Prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist in research studies.

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Indiana Average Salary $58,560.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,063
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.23 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Perform biological testing
Isolate microorganisms
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Examine biological material specimens
Analyze organic compounds
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze laboratory findings
Perform medical research
Analyze medical or health data
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Interpret medical laboratory test results

Handling and Moving Objects

Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Collect biological specimens
Collect blood or tissue samples
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare medical treatment room
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Conduct clinical investigations
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Collect clinical data
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct biological research
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Genetic Disorders
Medical Technology
Board Certified/Board Eligible

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